culture – Carrying Stones

COVID-19 and the American Idiot

Watching the row of men toting long guns, marching shoulder-to-shoulder toward the capitol, sent a bead of cold sweat rolling down my back to meet the shivers crawling up my spine. This isn’t the opening of a new novella about the Civil War. It’s my recollection of watching spoiled middle-aged men threaten the government of […]

Fragile, yet Resilient

Humans are fragile. Flesh and blood. Walking bags of bones and meat brought to life by a smattering of thoughts—some good, some bad. When we’re hurt, we bleed, and it’s not that hard to hurt us. If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison […]

Keep Podcasts on RSS

I’m still upset that Google provided Reader, then killed it. Don’t let the same mess happen with podcasts. Big companies are trying to monetize and monopolize an open standard. Please don’t let this happen. Learn more: PODCAST WARS: $100 MILLION STARTUP LUMINARY LAUNCHES TOMORROW WITHOUT REPLY ALL OR THE DAILY Spotify gets serious about podcasts […]

Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Micah Cash paired photos with an essay Waffle House Vistas for the Bitter Southerner. It’s excellent. Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER: …nearly every Southerner feels a personal connection to Waffle House. How can a cookie-cutter restaurant chain win over the hearts of millions of people? My answer is inclusivity. In my experience, when […]